C# – How to get the assembly file version


In AssemblyInfo there are two assembly versions:

  1. AssemblyVersion: Specify the version of the assembly being attributed.
  2. AssemblyFileVersion: Instructs a compiler to use a specific version number for the Win32 file version resource. The Win32 file version is not required to be the same as the assembly's version number.

I can get the Assembly Version with the following line of code:

Version version = Assembly.GetEntryAssembly().GetName().Version;

But how can I get the Assembly File Version?

Best Solution

See my comment above asking for clarification on what you really want. Hopefully this is it:

System.Reflection.Assembly assembly = System.Reflection.Assembly.GetExecutingAssembly();
System.Diagnostics.FileVersionInfo fvi = System.Diagnostics.FileVersionInfo.GetVersionInfo(assembly.Location);
string version = fvi.FileVersion;